Updating our Q3E Kalinowski Fast-Casual Same-Store Sales Index

By Mark Kalinowski Published on October 12, 2020 at 12:00 AM

With this report, we update our data-driven Kalinowski Fast-Casual Index for Q3E to +3.6%. While the overall number for the fast-casual sector is in positive territory for Q3, there is a wide variety of performances in terms of same-store sales by individual brand. Wingstop (WING; Not Rated) has already reported +25.4% same-store sales growth for its Q3, and we would not be surprised to see Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG; Not Rated) exceed sell-side consensus (according to Consensus Metrix) of +6.4% when it reports its Q3 results on after the market close on Wednesday, October 21st.

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BlackBox Implications for Restaurant Industry Same-Store Sales

By Mark Kalinowski Published on March 5, 2020 at 12:00 AM

This is the final report in our series of reports showing the correlation between the widely-watched BlackBox Index — which aggregates same-store sales from 175+ restaurant concepts representing $75 billion in domestic systemwide sales — with various publicly-traded restaurant concepts’ same-store sales.

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